10 Best Restaurant Industry Podcasts to Follow

Every business owner could use a little extra advice about how to succeed, and restaurant owners are no different. There are plenty of online resources for you geared specifically toward running a restaurant, including blog posts, forums and podcasts. Here, get your hands on 10 of the best podcasts on the restaurant industry.


  1. Restaurant Unstoppable

Eric Cacciatore is the host of Restaurant Unstoppable, a podcast aimed to “empower independent restaurant owners/operators with the tools, knowledge, and attitude to happily and successfully live out their purpose and passion.”

Topics Include:

  • Employee Recognition & Culture in Your Restaurant
  • The 4 Pillars To Building Your Restaurant Brand Essence
  • Why & How to Develop a Personal Chef Brand

What It’s Good For: If you’re looking for a well-rounded mix of content about restaurant marketing, branding, chef interviews and leadership, this is a good podcast to start with.

  1. Secret Sauce – The Restaurant Marketing Podcast

Got questions about marketing your restaurant? The Secret Sauce podcast has you covered. Created by Marketing4Restaurants.com, the podcast is just one of several free tools the site offers.

Topics Include:

  • How to Set Up a Restaurant Facebook Page
  • Restaurant Trends for 2016
  • Marketing to Grow Your Online Orders

What It’s Good For: Because restaurant marketing is a totally different beast from other types of marketing, this podcast dives into the specifics that restaurant owners need.

  1. Profitable Hospitality Podcast

Hosted by Ken Burgin, the Profitable Hospitality Podcast features interviews and success stories, as well as tips on management, cost control, marketing, social media and employee issues.

Topics Include:

  • Talking About Seafood Supply and Sales
  • From Hire to Fire – Using the Employee Life Cycle
  • Need for Speed – Get Better Results on the Busy Days

What It’s Good For: The podcasts are organized by category: Employee Management, Restaurant Marketing, Restaurant Management and Restaurant and Bar Success, so you can jump right over to whichever area of your business you’re currently focused on.

  1. Food Startups Podcast

For restaurant upstarts, check out Food Startups Podcast, dedicated to helping food startup founders get technical answers, from how to find packaging to how to get in front of Whole Foods buyers.

Topics Include:

  • How to (Really) Utilize Your Network
  • Inside the Billion Dollar Food Delivery Wars
  • The Art of Ingredient Sourcing

What It’s Good For: The guests on the podcast are inspiring with their stories and advice, so if you’re looking to learn from other entrepreneurs, this is the podcast.

  1. Table Touch

Hosts Brandon Hull and Randy Lopez make Table Touch the podcast for restaurant leaders. They interview restaurant owners, Vice Presidents and CEOs.

Topics Include:

  • Menu Mashups in Restaurants
  • Ralph Rubio & Menus
  • How to Catch Customers

What It’s Good For: Learn from restaurant leaders and apply their lessons to your own restaurant.

  1. Heritage Radio Network

Heritage Radio Network includes a network of more than 40 food thought leaders and industry experts who host their own podcasts about food, trends and news. The variety ranges from culinary history to trending food topics.

Podcasts Include:

  • We Dig Plants
  • Cooking Issues
  • Chef’s Story

What It’s Good For: If you want to feel hip on what’s happening in the restaurant and food world, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the selections available.

  1. Splendid Table

Less of a restaurant industry podcast and more of a general food-lover’s podcast, The Splendid Table, led by award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Kasper, is a perennial favorite. A mélange of recipes, cooking hacks and interviews, this podcast feeds the foodie’s need for knowledge.

Topics Include:

  • Biodiversity
  • Bulletproof Recipes
  • Notes on Creativity

What It’s Good For: If you’ve got a cooking conundrum, call into the podcast and ask Lynne your question. She’s almost guaranteed to have an answer.

  1. FoodTruckr School Podcast

While it doesn’t seem to be updated recently, the FoodTruckr School Podcast still provides a plethora of great content for those in the food truck industry.

Topics Include:

  • How to Cultivate an Awesome Brand
  • Catering for a Crowd
  • How to Make a Huge Impact with a Small Footprint

What It’s Good For: Food trucks are their own niche within the restaurant industry, and the advice for truck owners is different than for those who own restaurants. This podcast interviews successful food truckers to provide valuable information to you.

  1. The Restaurant Ninjas

Created by Rick Nicholson and Wayne McKay, The Restaurant Ninjas mission is to help restaurant owners achieve their dreams. They interview restaurant notables and have podcasts on a variety of topics.

Interviews Include:

  • Eric Burns of Gazella Wifi
  • Scott Milas of Wayback Burgers
  • Mary Beth Stenzel of MersaTech Merchant Services

What It’s Good For: This podcast is excellent at getting specific advice from people who excel in diverse niches like technology, marketing and franchising.

  1. Brainfeed

The National Restaurant Association’s podcast, Brainfeed, delivers hands-on knowledge every restaurant owner needs.

Topics Include:

  • Gluten-Free Goodies
  • Tech Trends in Foodservice
  • The Path to Zero Waste

What It’s Good For:  Because the NRA is a leading resource in the restaurant industry, you can be sure the information is informative and up to date.

These are just a few of the podcasts available to the restaurant industry. Find what speaks to you and subscribe through your favorite podcast player.

Are there other podcasts that you would recommend to restaurant owners? Tell us which ones in the comment section below.

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